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WORLD GUIDING…A NEW LIFE SKILL TO LEARN

The title of this blog may have you on the edge of your seats, anticipating an announcement that I, Mama Maremma (MM), have joined the dedicated Girl Guides movement and am about to conquer the world with many newly found skills. Sadly, my Girl Guide days ended many years ago, although I do hav ..

PREPARE YOURSELF…THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

Whatever you are doing, wherever you are….STOP!!! Take a deep breath and slowly breathe that breath out as you prepare yourself for what I am about to tell you. Here it is….THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO CHANGE. For many of you who are like me (Mama Maremma -MM) and who constantly monito ..

Mama Maremma learns….. Don’t count your chickens until they’re hatched!

Being En Guard for much of her life, in her role as guardian for her child living with FASD, it is often difficult for Mama Maremma (MM) to take on the care of any other living being or creature. However, the seemingly perfect opportunity arose just recently, when friends asked if she could car ..

VILLAGE NEWS…MAMA MAREMMA EXPOSES THE VILLAGERS

What images spring to your mind when you hear the word “Village”? Do you see cobblestone streets and hear the distinctive clip, clop of horses hooves as they transport people and goods throughout their fine village? Or do images of quaint European buildings oozing history t ..

MAMA MAREMMA EMPLOYS THE VILLAGE

Mama Maremma is always on the job. Watching, listening, smelling and sensing. Lying in bed in the early hours of the morning becomes a skilled task for her, willing herself not to make any sudden move which could alert the one she is caring for of her waking status. The knowledge that she is  ..

HOW BEING A DOG HELPS ME TO LOOK AFTER MY LAMB

I am Mama Maremma. I am a Human Sheepdog. I am the Guardian of a child living with FASD, who is like my lamb, often needing to be led in order to make sense of our world. At times my lamb becomes more like a Ram On A Rampage or even a Bull In A China Shop. As Mama Maremma, I guide h ..

Fetal protection from exposure to alcohol is not just a woman’s responsibility it is everyone’s responsibility!

Source: https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA07-4275/SMA07-4275.pdf Research conducted in Australia reveals that the majority of women who continued to drink in pregnancy drank with their partner and that heavy drinking women were more likely to have partners who were heavy drin ..



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